Items tagged with ghana

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Former Nigerian leader Obasanjo urges West African govts to decriminalise drugs [11.09.2018] West African governments should overhaul their drug laws to decriminalise personal use and prioritise treatment as a response to rising substance abu...
NACOB calls for decriminalisation of narcotic drug use [31.07.2018] The Deputy Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) of Ghana, Mr Michael Addo, has called for the decriminalisation of narcotic dru...
There’s an opioid abuse problem unfolding in African cities and it’s not getting the attention it needs [16.03.2018] Africa remains one of the regions least served with effective pain relief medicine and although Tramadol is not the strongest of analgesics, it is a ...
Ghana’s bold step away from the ‘war on drugs’ [13.10.2017] Ghana is poised to become the first African country, and the first country outside of Europe and the Americas, to decriminalise the personal possessi...
The green gold rush: Could Africa be on the verge of a weed race? [09.10.2017] Several African governments are considering tapping a lucrative natural resource. More than 10,000 tons of cannabis are produced on the continent eac...
Marijuana users must be rehabilitated not jailed – NACOB boss [06.08.2016] The Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB), Yaw Akrasi Sarpong believes a lenient paradigm shift is needed in the approach of law...
The journey to decriminalization [24.06.2016] There is a significant academic debate about decriminalization of marijuana in Ghana, and this has received some degree of political and public suppo...
Ghana to decriminalize narcotics? [10.03.2016] The United Nations is due to hold a special session on drug policy in April and one of Ghana's most famous sons, Kofi Annan, has already weighed into...
West Africa: Forging a West African consensus on UNGASS [31.01.2016] A news story cited Ghana's Deputy Superintendent of Police, David Selom Hukportie, as bemoaning the formidable challenges he faces trying to destroy ...
Decriminalise cannabis; consider its commercial benefits - Akrasi-Sarpong [28.07.2015] Yaw Akrasi-Sarpong, Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board, called for an open debate with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), to join in...
European Cannabis Policies Under Attack [01.04.2002] A strong attack against the European practice of 'leniency' regarding cannabis use and possession took place at the United Nations Commission on Narc...

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